Nieuwe Trainer: Eli Mambwe

The 53rd Board is happy to announce that we have a new trainer!
Our new trainer, Eli Mambwe, is a formal Olympic candidate, formal player in Top class competitions in Germany and the Netherlands and nowadays a renowned trainer.
The first trainings last Monday already set a good note.
We hope that everyone likes it as much as we do!
!! From now on we’ll have trainings again for all members of Panache 😀 !!
For more information check the page “Training”.

Panache Heren 1 Regionaal Kampioen!

CHAMPIONS! ESBV Panache H1 have won the Eerste Klasse afd. 1, Regio Noord-Brabant (Badminton). By winning their league, they qualified for the Regional tournament Eerste Klasse, Regio Noord-Brabant….which they also won! They will now respresent the Province of Noord-Brabant at the National Tournament Eerste Klasse. Congrats guys and good luck at national level!
Panache Heren 1 Champions

Het nieuwe bestuur is geïnstalleerd!

Dear Panache members,

During the general member meeting on 13th November, the 51st board (Matt, Stefen and Sara) has been discharged and the 52nd board board has been officially installed! The new board consists of: Remco Aarts (chairman), Rik Sweep (treasurer) and Cong Yu (secretary). As new board member we would like to thank the old board for their excellent work in the past year and at the same time we are ready to commit ourselves for a healthy growing Panache. More importantly, we are ready to help! Thus for anything Panache related, do not hesitate to contact us. At least one of us will be presented at every play evening. To know us a bit better, Please check out the newest issue of minipette during the play evening! There you can read about the self-introduction of the new board (in English) and the summary of the board year 2013-2014 from Matt (in Dutch). Alternatively, you can check out our website

A short announcement: due to too small amount of players present at the test playing time slot (Tuesday 17.00-18.30) in October, this playing time slot no long exists. Thus our playing time goes back to Monday and Thursday 20.00-23.00, Hal 1.


Villa Fiesta en Panache

Dear members,

A while ago, we said that Café Kastelein and Panache would work together this year. In the summer, Café Kastelein changed his name to Villa Fiesta. This means that Villa Fiesta will be our sponsor from now on!
There has been cards made for the members of Panache to get discount at Villa Fiesta, to celebrate this!


With this discount card, you can get discount when Panache organize activities. Beer will cost 1,75euro, with the discount card. So, always have this card in your wallet! It will save you a lot of money!

You can pick up the discount card this Thursday, and in the weeks after this week at the board!

Seizoen 2014/2015 begint binnenkort!

From 1 September, the new season will start, and unless you have moved to an other country, there is no reason to not become a member from Panache. That means for the most of you all: Sign up again!
For only 20 euro each year, you can be a contributor. This means you will be able to play all the playing evenings, and once in a week you can attend a training. The possibility to sign up exists throughout the whole year. Especially in the first few weeks, you can sign up easily at the beginning of a playing evening. There will be a table with registration forms, you can sign up over there.
You can write down your bank number or pay with cash. When you write down your bank number, please write the IBAN number. The amount of money will be charged at the end of the season 2014-2015. When you pay with cash, please bring exact change with you.

Also, we will use the orange board from 1 September with the passes. To avoid problems with not having the passes, you can already sign up for Panache this week. If you do that, you will have immediately your personalised pass at 1 september to reservate a court. Stefan, our treasurer, will post an explanation about the orange board on the website as soon as possible.

panache collage

In the month Oktober we want, the 51ste board, retire, and give new members the chance to experience Panache as a board. When you are a board, you will make sure that Panache will still exist at the end of the season.
As chairman, you will feel powerful, and you can take advantage of that, because you are the chairman.
As secretary, you will write everything down when you feel like to do, and kick the chairman if he or she is not doing his/her job.
As treasurerm, you can make Panache going down…or not.
Kidding ofcourse, a function in the board is a serious job. It is expected that people who sign up for this job are serious and have a great feeling of responsiblity. Are you interested to be a part of the board, please send an email to, and we will send you more information!

If you want to have less responsbility than the board, but still wants to be an active member, please join us in a committee. There are differents committees, like the PAK (activities for the members, TC (competitions stuffs…) and the PaMPer (if you can write stories and gossips and stuffs like that). We have more and more committees which are looking for members! It won’t take more time than 10 hours in a month, and you will get a lot of advantages!

For now, enough has been written.


Matt, Stefan en Sara.

Introductie 2014

Panache can again be found in the introduction week of the TUe. If you could’nt find us you can also come to one of our playing evenings on monday and thursday starting from the 1st of September. We play from 20:00 till 23:00 in hall 1 of the SSC.

The introduction training of Panache for the introduction week of the TUe will be on thursday starting at 14:00 in hall 2. Registration can be done via

Clubkampioenschappen 2014!

Last Saturday, I joined club championship game which was organized by Panache. It was a very nice weather. Double teams are organized randomly, and I played with Sara together. Sara is a very good player and a nice teammate who truly understands team work. We tried our best in the games, so we have won many games, unfortunately, we are stopped by Xiaoming Lyu ‘s team in the semi-final , they played very well. All the competitors have shown their spirits for sports, that is something makes the championship gezelig. And of course, we enjoyed a lekker dinner after games, made some fun in the night. I would like to join such a wonderful event next time.

Qiang Zheng


Eerste Paktivity van dit jaar!


It was great fun to watch the Panacher’s in action in first Paktivity at the Mega Bowling Woensel. Turns out the group members do not just kick ass in Badminton but also (apparently) in Bowling. I enjoyed some nice performances especially by Martijn and Kati who were “on a roll” and “rolled” almost everything to perfection. But I equally appreciated our president Matt “cursing and swearing” at every ball to go in the right direction (which sadly didn’t) and Stefan dancing after every single throw that went down the alley. Being an International I feel at home when I am with this group of people from my favorite sport. Thanks for a great evening Panache!!
Abhinav Jha 🙂